Around 70% of Democrats are worried about Covid-19. Not nearly as many Republicans are worried.
Around 90% of Democrats are worried about opening the economy too son. Not many Republicans have that worry.
Around 90% of Democrats and about 90% of Republicans are worried about an economic collapse.
The New York Times did an analysis of where Covid-19 was affecting people the most. It turns out that Covid-19 is affecting Democratic areas a lot more than Republican areas.
We knew that didn’t we? The disease is affecting non-whites more than whites. The disease spreads more rapidly and more dangerously in dense population areas. That’s another way of saying cities. Except, of course, a city like Los Angeles which sprawls and depends on the automobile rather than public transportation. While it is not mentioned as frequently in the analyses, the disease appears to be a more serious problem in areas to which foreigners travel. More members of minorities are Democrats. More people in cities are Democrats. More people in rural areas are Republicans.
It makes sense. People form their opinions based on what they see in front of them. Democrats are deeply worried about the disease that is in front of them. Republicans are less worried about the disease that they read about or watch on the news.
Will the world be different when the places that attract dense crowds in Republican areas open up? Churches? Football stadiums? Professional and local? Baseball stadiums? Major League and Minor League? State Fairs? Will they have state fairs this year? Are there indoor spaces that attract people. The disease spreads more easily indoors.
That’s right. Churches. Movie theaters. Sports arenas. The NBA seems clear that it will play without spectators. Will all the sports do that? Will basketball at all levels do that?
Will the world be different when the places that attract dense crowds in Republican areas open up?